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SteeringWinds

Posts: 98

Williamsburg, Virginia, US

Aside from beer and wine (I make my own and got that lot covered) and hard liquor, what are your favorite summer drinks? 

I wanna try something new.  Mostly interested in mixed drinks.  Any good ones with kiwi?  Recipes appreciated.  And I haven't met a Mai Tai I didn't like. 

"Cause nothin says summer like an afternoon drunk" - 7Horse
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Jun 14 13 08:41 pm Link

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Big A-Larger Than Life

Posts: 33422

The Woodlands, Texas, US

Strawberry milk.  big_smile

Jun 14 13 08:52 pm Link

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SteeringWinds

Posts: 98

Williamsburg, Virginia, US

Big A-Larger Than Life wrote:
Strawberry milk.  big_smile

Yeah so I'm guessing clear liquors and a strawberry wedge?  wink

Jun 14 13 08:53 pm Link

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Damon Banner

Posts: 85305

Hayward, California, US

lemonade was a popular drink and it still is.

Jun 14 13 10:15 pm Link

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Justin

Posts: 21977

Fort Collins, Colorado, US

Lemonade or iced tea/lemonade. (I was drinking this before Arnold Palmer's name got attached to it.)

Jun 14 13 10:18 pm Link

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Orca Bay Images

Posts: 32347

Woodinville, Washington, US

Yep, lemonade or iced tea.

Jun 14 13 10:54 pm Link

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Bunny Bombshell

Posts: 11752

Huntington, West Virginia, US

I looove me some Cherry Berry Chillers, wish they sold those year round

Jun 15 13 12:14 am Link

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PhotographybyT

Posts: 7700

Monterey, California, US

I like Midori Coladas or any kind of smoothie type mixed drinks.

Jun 15 13 12:45 am Link

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Emil T

Posts: 299

Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Classic: Gin/Tonic wink
Just don't forget to squeeze some lemon juice inside + putting pieces of fresh lemon in the glass and really lots of ice!

Jun 15 13 12:48 am Link

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tenrocK photo

Posts: 5427

New York, New York, US

Champagne Sangria:

Dice some green apple, ripe mango, and oranges. Set that in a very large glass jar with a lid, and marinate with 1 btl peach cordial (Bols) and 3 btls white wine without oaky flavors.
Next day, fill 1/3 glass with that mix, add ice to fill the glass, and fill the rest with champagne.
Thank me soon tongue

Jun 15 13 01:41 am Link

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Emil T

Posts: 299

Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Here's another one I like in summertime:

Mix 3 parts Prosecco + 1 part Aperol (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aperol) and serve with ice and a peace of fresh orange in a glass. smile Enjoy!

Jun 15 13 03:14 am Link

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SteeringWinds

Posts: 98

Williamsburg, Virginia, US

Emil T wrote:
Here's another one I like in summertime:

Mix 3 parts Prosecco + 1 part Aperol (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aperol) and serve with ice and a peace of fresh orange in a glass. smile Enjoy!

This shall be tried.  Today.  Thank you!

Also, no matter how much lemonade and tea I drink I can't get buzzed wink  But thanks for the ideas everybody.

Jun 15 13 07:53 am Link

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Ken Warren Photography

Posts: 926

GLENMOORE, Pennsylvania, US

Adult beverage? Mojito.

General beverage: Lemonade, made from fresh-squeezed lemons, with less sugar than most people like.

Jun 15 13 08:28 am Link

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Caradoc

Posts: 19797

Scottsdale, Arizona, US

One-third ice-cold limeade to two-thirds cold beer - hefeweizens or porters work for me. Nothing over-hopped.

Jun 15 13 09:07 am Link

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Chicchowmein

Posts: 14496

Palm Beach, Florida, US

mojito!

Never tried a kiwi mojito though

Jun 15 13 09:11 am Link

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SteeringWinds

Posts: 98

Williamsburg, Virginia, US

Caradoc wrote:
One-third ice-cold limeade to two-thirds cold beer - hefeweizens or porters work for me. Nothing over-hopped.

Nice.  I have a hefe on tap in my beer fridge, will try this out later.  Thanks, and Prost!

Jun 15 13 09:48 am Link

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Big A-Larger Than Life

Posts: 33422

The Woodlands, Texas, US

Milk blended with peach ice cream  big_smile

Jun 15 13 09:50 am Link

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Cherrystone

Posts: 36866

Columbus, Ohio, US

Big A-Larger Than Life wrote:
Milk blended with peach ice cream  big_smile

Lots better than strawberry....

Unsweetened ice tea with lemon.
Ask for that in the south, observe horrified reaction from your host or waitstaff.

Jun 15 13 09:51 am Link

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Big A-Larger Than Life

Posts: 33422

The Woodlands, Texas, US

Milk blended with ice, banana, honey, and rum.  cool

Jun 15 13 09:52 am Link

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picturephotos

Posts: 521

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Big A-Larger Than Life wrote:
Strawberry milk.  big_smile

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m0lrofYGRM1qitrvro1_500.jpg

Jun 15 13 09:55 am Link

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Cherrystone

Posts: 36866

Columbus, Ohio, US

Richard Dubois Nudes wrote:

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Texas......doh. smile

Jun 15 13 09:57 am Link

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Schlake

Posts: 2730

Socorro, New Mexico, US

Water, same as the wintertime.

Jun 15 13 10:00 am Link

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Amadea T

Posts: 3608

Columbus, Ohio, US

White wine spritz.

Jun 15 13 10:46 am Link

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Looknsee Photography

Posts: 21819

Portland, Oregon, US

In the summer, I put ice in my water.

Jun 15 13 02:03 pm Link

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Frank Lewis Photography

Posts: 12697

Winter Park, Florida, US

For summer? A Tom Collins, but mostly a big glass of iced tea with lemon...
http://www.choiceorganicteas.com/images/IcedTeaGlass.jpg
...yum...

Jun 15 13 04:34 pm Link

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Vintagevista

Posts: 11098

Sun City, California, US

Sun Tea

By the gallon

Jun 15 13 04:38 pm Link

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Caradoc

Posts: 19797

Scottsdale, Arizona, US

SteeringWinds wrote:

Nice.  I have a hefe on tap in my beer fridge, will try this out later.  Thanks, and Prost!

The limeade shandy goes *really* well with jalapeño poppers.

Jun 15 13 06:17 pm Link

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BeatnikDiva

Posts: 14748

Fayetteville, Arkansas, US

Adult beverage:  gin and tonic with extra lime

Non adult:  tonic with lime, water, lemonade, milk

Jun 15 13 06:24 pm Link

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Caradoc

Posts: 19797

Scottsdale, Arizona, US

DivaEroticus wrote:
Adult beverage:  gin and tonic with extra lime

Non adult:  tonic with lime, water, lemonade, milk

Doesn't the milk curdle what with the tonic and lemonade in there?





wink

Jun 15 13 06:30 pm Link

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Wicked Photos

Posts: 7584

New York, New York, US

a place i worked at had mojito lemonade which was awesome! no booze though

Jun 15 13 06:32 pm Link

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BeatnikDiva

Posts: 14748

Fayetteville, Arkansas, US

Caradoc wrote:

Doesn't the milk curdle what with the tonic and lemonade in there?





wink

tongue

Jun 15 13 06:35 pm Link

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T-D-L

Posts: 10303

Los Angeles, California, US

Arnold Palmers or John Dalys (not the premixed stuff he's peddling though)

Jun 15 13 06:55 pm Link

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Alabaster Crowley

Posts: 8268

Tucson, Arizona, US

Margaritas. Non alcoholic, mostly water but also iced tea.

Jun 15 13 08:06 pm Link

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GeM Photographic

Posts: 2382

Chicago, Illinois, US

Emil T wrote:
Classic: Gin/Tonic wink
Just don't forget to squeeze some lemon juice inside + putting pieces of fresh lemon in the glass and really lots of ice!

Interesting. I've always used lime, but lemon sounds like a good idea.

Jun 15 13 08:34 pm Link

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SteeringWinds

Posts: 98

Williamsburg, Virginia, US

Multiple tastings this weekend and it was a tie between an Arnold Palmer mojito and a Dark & Stormy.

Jun 18 13 07:19 pm Link

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Loli Scotch

Posts: 78

Austin, Texas, US

Mmmm, Snakebites and anything with watermelon (alcoholic or otherwise!)

Jun 18 13 08:07 pm Link